The esteemed actor, known for his endearing portrayal of Kevin McCallister in the timeless “Home Alone” film series, is finally receiving the most prestigious accolade in Hollywood—his own star on the renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame.
At 43 years old, Macaulay Culkin has etched his name into the annals of entertainment history, captivating audiences with his remarkable performances. From unforgettable roles in movies such as “My Girl” and “Richie Rich” to his later ventures, including a musical stint with the New York comedy rock band Pizza Underground, Culkin has left an indelible mark on the entertainment landscape throughout his nearly three-decade career.
His impending induction as the 2,765th recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a testament to his enduring legacy and undeniable status as an icon in the world of entertainment.
The official announcement of Culkin’s well-deserved honor came through a press release, unveiling the forthcoming ceremony scheduled for Friday, December 1, 2023, at 11:30 AM PT at 6353 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028. The event will be hosted by Steve Nissen, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, with guest speakers Natasha Lyonne and Catherine O’Hara, Culkin’s on-screen mom from “Home Alone,” presenting the star in the category of Motion Pictures.
Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame producer, expressed admiration for Culkin’s monumental impact on pop culture, particularly highlighting the beloved holiday classic “Home Alone.” The sentimental significance of O’Hara reuniting with her movie son to speak at the ceremony was also underscored, further emphasizing the emotional resonance of the occasion.
Previously, Culkin earned a Golden Globe nomination for his iconic performance in “Home Alone” and has ventured into various entertainment realms, including stage productions like Madame Melville and notable portrayals in films like “Party Monster.” His television credits encompass roles in series such as “Kings,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” and “Robot Chicken.” Moreover, he’s made notable contributions to charity, supporting causes such as the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance and Stand Up To Cancer.
In his personal life, Culkin has been in a relationship with actress Brenda Song, co-star in “Changeland,” and the couple shares two children. Song, recognized for her early work with Disney Channel and acclaimed performances in “The Suite Life” franchise, has garnered accolades, including Young Hollywood Awards, for her contributions to the entertainment industry.